With the election less than two months away, candidate lists are set for federal, state and local positions to be contested during the June 3 primary.
State election officials last week certified the catalog of hopefuls who qualified for the June ballot in a variety of races in districts that cover Danville, including the U.S. House of Representatives, State Assembly and Contra Costa County posts.
Six people have qualified for the race to represent the 11th Congressional District, which includes Danville. U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez), the current office holder, is retiring after serving 20 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The four Democrat candidates are California State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, Alameda City Councilman Tony Daysog, Benicia attorney Ki Ingersol and El Sobrante resident Cheryl Sudduth, a compliance director and advocate for people with disabilities and injured military veterans.
Tue Phan, a retired immigration judge and Danville resident, is the lone Republican in the race.
Refinery operator Jason Ramey, who lives in Concord, is the final candidate. He did not list a political party preference.
Four people are running to represent Danville and the rest of the 16th district in the State Assembly. Incumbent Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) has reached her term limit.
Three of the candidates are Democrats from councils within the district: Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, Orinda City Councilman Steve Glazer and Danville Town Councilman Newell Arnerich.
Attorney Catharine Baker is the only Republican in the race. Baker works for the law firm Hoge Fenton Jones & Appel, which has an office in Pleasanton.
The Assembly district also includes the communities of San Ramon, Livermore, Pleasanton, Lafayette, Moraga and Walnut Creek.
Contra Costa County
Several elected county officials are running unopposed in their bids for another term. They include Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston, District Attorney-Public Administrator Mark Peterson, Assessor Gus S. Kramer, Clerk-Recorder Joseph Canciamilla and Treasurer-Tax Collector Russell V. Watts.
Incumbent Auditor-Controller Robert Campbell is being challenged by accountant and U.S. Navy reservist Ayore Riaunda.
Two women are vying to replace retiring County Superintendent of Schools Joseph Ovick: deputy superintendent Karen Sakata, and educator and school administrator Linda Delehunt, an Orinda resident.
For more election information, visit the Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters' Office website.